Knitting Because There’s Nothing To Do

Learn knitting because there’s nothing to do.

Knitting because there's nothing to do

How many times when we were kids did we run to our mothers with that age-old lament, “but, Mom, there’s nothing’s to do!” Especially on those oppressively hot and humid days when nothing seemed to be moving; no one ventured out of doors because it was awful! Once I had already gone through my cadre of library books while sitting on the front porch, I certainly wasn’t going to play in the attic.

The attic was the perfect hideout in winter; at first it was cold-d-d-d, then with the attic door left open the heat from the house would wend it’s way up there to the point where it was actually comfortable. But, in Summer! Walk up the stairs and just stand there. The air was so close you could cut it with a knife, or a knitting needle! Musty, woody, attic smell. It felt like it was swallowing you alive.

I grew up in the days when we had 7 TV channels. Did you see that? Seven! Channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13, which was the PBS channel of the day. Most of the time Ch. 13 never came in right. All white and snowy, very bad reception. On all of the other channels there were lots of programs geared to adults anyway, so I wasn’t interested in The Secret Storm or Edge of Night. Or Gunsmoke or even Thriller, which was on too late to watch.

My Summer days were long and hot and filled with whatever I could imagine. On long car trips to Washington D.C. or Sturbridge, MA or Williamsburg, VA something like Cra-Z-Knitz would have been so welcome! It wasn’t until high school that I learned to knit; but I, too, suffered from that mid-summer syndrome known as “nothing to do!”

How I WISH  there was Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Knitz ! All we could find craft-wise when I was growing up was a potholder loom. The ones I had were no where near as beautiful as this one from Harrisville Designs. I used to live near to Harrisville, (which is in NH), have been there and if you want to see a village that is timeless in nature; where the buildings and the landscape are just what they were 150 years ago, then GO! Harrisville will charm you. Just the yarns alone is worth the trip!

Bored boy because there's nothing to do

But, back to “nothing to do.” Once your kids have had enough of the pool or the library summer reading program; once they have read all of their required reading for the season, once they’ve watched every movie and DVD in your collection, there is still something more. Especially if your children are between the ages of 6 and 15.




The Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Knitz Knitting Station will introduce your children to the beauties of crafting! Inside the Knitting Station you will find a lap desk, 2 looms for making hats, scarves and more. Also included is some bright colored yarn, metallic and eyelash yarn, too.

There are a number of reviews, mostly positive that you can see here. I really don’t know why anyone would give an item one star; if it doesn’t work for them maybe they’re not exactly a “craftsy” person. Most people love it and when you can give your children or grandchildren an item that will keep them busy for hours, well, you’ve just hit the jackpot! Remember, if you don’t like the yarn it comes with, I’m sure you have other yarn or can easily buy a new skein or two. Problem solved!

Now, with the warm days of late Spring giving way to the hot summer weather that we all crave (it’s a heck of a lot better than those icy winds in your face all winter long!), don’t wait! Click through right here or on any of the links above for your very own Knitting Station, too. There are so many ways you can teach children how to knit. This is just one of those ways!

As always, take your knitting to heart!    Glittery heart in sparkly red

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  1. Julia Dawn Mason says:

    Growing up , my mother never heard me say I was bored. As soon as I learned to read, I would be at the library every day reading books and taking books home to read before going back the next day. I like to read. One time my husband found a test that would tell how many words per minute I could read and how much of what I read was retained. I learned to read with my eyes, not following a finger across the page. Romance novels are my potato chips for my mind., I can’t read just one. Even now I still love to read, one of the last books I read was Sycamore Row By John Grisham.

  2. I’ve been a book lover forever! Seems books and knitting just go so well together! Loved all of Louisa May Alcott’s books, and my mother introduced me to British authors like Taylor Caldwell who wrote many fantastic novels. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes.
    I’m going to be introducing some blog posts later this summer all on novels and knitting. Should be interesting.